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Feb. 16 2013

02/23/13 – Carmen – 1:00pm

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Metropolitan Opera

Carmen by Georges Bizet
Libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy

Sung in French
Approximate running time:  3 hrs. 13 min., including 1 intermission

carmenThe Met’s hit production of Bizet’s Carmen stars Anita Rachvelishvili, who made a sensational Met debut in the title role in 2010. “With her smoldering, earthy sexuality, she is ideal for the role” of the sultry gypsy (New York Times). Nikolai Schukoff and Andrew Richards share the role of Don José, the soldier whose doomed love for Carmen destroys them both. Ekaterina Scherbachenko is the loyal Micaëla and Dwayne Croft sings the swaggering bullfighter Escamillo. Michele Mariotti conducts.

Cast/Crew

Conductor: Michele Mariotti

Micaëla: Ekaterina Scherbachenko
Carmen: Anita Rachvelishvili
Don José: Nikolai Schukoff
Escamillo: Ildar Abdrazakov

Production: Richard Eyre
Set & Costume Designer: Rob Howell
Lighting Designer: Peter Mumford
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon

Photos by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera

 

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